파괴의 군대의 무지하고 복종적인 노예가 되지 말라. 건설의 군대의 영웅이 되어라.
전쟁을 반대하라. 당신없이는 전투 할수없기에.
장님에게 필요한건 선생이 아니라 또 다른 자신이다.
인생은 흥미로운 비지니스이고, 특별히 다른이들을 위해 살면 가장 흥미롭다.
이기심과 불평이 정신을 유혹하고 흐리게 하는 것처럼, 사랑은 그렇게 기쁨으로 시야를 맑게하고 날카롭게 만들어준다.
이 세상은 고통으로 가득찼다. 또한 극복으로 가득차 있기도 하다.
우리는 우리가 하고 싶은 모든일에 끈질기게 매달린다면 그것을 할수있다.
우리는 거의 모든 악을 물리치는 방법을 찾았을 지도 모른다. 그러나 그것들 중 가장 나쁜, 인간에 대한 무관심에 대한 해결책은 찾지 못했다.
아이는 싫어하는 일에 대해 의지를 가지기 전에, 또 지루한 교과서공부를 자신만의 방법으로 매일 뚫고나가기 전에 승리의 기쁨과 마음이 무너지는 실망감을 모두 느껴야한다.
성격은 조용하고 잔잔한 가운데는 형성될수 없다. 시행착오와 고통의 경험만이 정신을 강하고 야망있게하고 성공을 이룩하게 한다.
볼수 있으나 시력이 없다는 것은 끔찍한 일이다.
보이는것은 일시적이고 보이지 않는것은 영원하다’는 말을 들으면 아주 깊고 편안한 느낌을 준다.
모든것엔 놀랄만한것들이 있다. 어둠과 침묵속에서도. 나는 내가 어떤 상황에서도 그곳엔 만족할만한 것이 있다는 것을 배웠다.
많은 사람들은 행복을 이루는 것에 대해 잘못된 생각을 가지고 있다. 행복은 자기 만족에서 오는것이 아니라 의미있는 일에 대한 성실함이다.
많은 사람들은 그들의 좁은 범위의 경험 뒤에 있는 것을 잘알지 못한다. 자신들을 살펴보고는 아무것도 찾지못한다. 그러고서는 자신 밖에도 아무것도 없다고 결정짓곤한다.
가장 좋고 아름다운 것은 보이거나 만져지지 않는다. 그것은 마음으로 부터 느껴야 한다.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Although the world is full of suffering,it is also full of the overcoming of it.
얼굴을 해가 있는 쪽으로 향하면 그림자를 볼 수 없다
Whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that at least I meant well for my country.
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
I like the noise of democracy.